Job Posting: Co-Organizing Director

Co-Organizing Director (St. Louis Region), Missouri Jobs with Justice 

Salary: Commensurate with experience, base pay at JWJ is $40,000
Benefits: Full health coverage, 2 weeks vacation, retirement match, union representation

The Organization

Missouri Jobs with Justice (JwJ) is a multi-racial coalition of labor, religious, student and community activists and organizations committed to protecting the basic human rights of men and women.  Jobs with Justice addresses the root causes of poverty while working for an economic base that benefits the entire community.  We believe that the fate of labor unions and the communities in which their members live are tightly bound together. We work in partnership with central labor councils, local unions, civil rights organizations, students, community, and faith-based organizations in mobilizing direct actions for social and economic justice for all people, including the right to organize a union, rebuilding the social safety net, living wages, health care, and equal treatment for all.   Missouri Jobs with Justice is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  We seek a diverse pool of volunteers and applicants for all opportunities and responsibilities within the organization – in particular with respect to women, people of color, the LGBT community, immigrants, and people of all ages.

The Position: Co-Organizing Director

The Co-Organizing Director, under the supervision of the Executive Director and in partnership with the current Organizing Director, will work closely with the local organizers and champions’ organizers to develop and support the execution of our organizing work, especially as it relates to leadership development and campaign deliverables. This position will be based in St. Louis, but will include frequent travel around the state as part of campaign mobilizations and meetings with the broader Missouri JwJ leadership and staff.

Responsibilities: 

Organizing Staff Supervision

  • Work with each staff member to set clear individual goals
  • Ensure all staff understand strategy for the campaigns they are working on in their regions
  • Check in with staff members regularly to ensure they are making progress toward goals and adjusting accordingly
  • Seek and share feedback about staff member performance
  • Provide annual evaluation of staff member performance
  • Hire excellent staff who are a strong fit for the team and role and set staff up for success through onboarding
  • Retain high performing staff
  • Build a multiracial, intersectional, kickass pipeline of future leaders through proactive, equitable professional development
  • Use shared systems to keep track of the work and project the accomplishments of our staff and leaders

Collaborate with Co-Organizing Director on Organizing Strategy

  • Identifying strengths and gaps of organizing program and membership base
  • Make decisions around growing a multiracial membership base
  • Setting SMARTIE goals to measure success with the organizing program
  • Figuring out how to use specific time-limited campaigns TO build power
  • Inclusive process: Seeking input on these decisions from key stakeholders; ensuring voices of most impacted and marginalized communities are included and taken seriously

Fundraising

  • Meeting personal goals for all fundraising drives
  • Supporting staff in executing their own fundraising events
  • Serve as Consulted or Helper on project and campaign funding (e.g. provide key deliverables and timeline around the organizing program to including in a grant proposal to fund the organizing work)
  • Making sure we’re raising money from folks who support, participate in, and are impacted by the work

Qualifications:

  • Solid commitment to the principles of social and economic justice and understands JWJ theory of change and organizing model
  • Commitment and ability to organize and manage in a way that centers race, including managing across lines of difference in identities and power
  • Patience to develop people
  • Minimum of five years grassroots organizing experience.
  • Goal focused
  • A strong ability to motivate people from a shared analysis of racial and economic justice
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of organizations and people.
  • An understanding of the labor movement, religious organizations and other social movements.
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds.
  • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Proficient in computer skills, including database management, word processing and desktop publishing.
  • Own vehicle available for work (mileage is reimbursed).

Please send a resume, cover letter and at least two references by December 14, 2018

To:  Personnel Committee, Missouri Jobs with Justice
Via Email:  caitlyn@mojwj.org
Subject line:  Co-Organizing Director